Friday, August 31, 2007

Stallings On Craig's Resignation

From the Idaho Democratic Party:

BOISE, Idaho – According to the Associated Press, Senator Larry Craig has decided to respond to pressure from national Republicans like the Republican National Committee and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell by resigning his Senate seat (Associated Press, a0267). At the same time, Governor Butch Otter has decided to replace him with Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, who is considering running for the Senate. In response to these reports, Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Richard Stallings issued the following statement:

“As Governor, Butch Otter has a responsibility to the people of Idaho to put their interests ahead of his political party’s. Should Senator Craig vacate his Senate seat, we urge Governor Otter in the strongest terms possible to put the interests ahead of Idahoans ahead of his political party by committing to not to fill this seat with anyone who has expressed an interest in running for the Senate in 2008.”

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